Ranorex 3.0 validation and console applications (ex:Putty)

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Ranorex 3.0 validation and console applications (ex:Putty)

Post by martinacc » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:58 pm


I am currently in the process of evaluation of Ranorex 3.0.

My evaluation is going well so far (as compared to other tools).

But currently I have no idea how I could properly automate a console application like Putty or a telnet session (we need this to start some processes on a Linux server).
We did it easily with QTP.

I tried searching a bit the forums, but I did not find anything.

Is this possible with Ranorex?

For example what we want to do via Ranorex :

- Start putty.exe via command line with proper connection information
- Send login information (that can be done)
- Send password information (that can be done)
- Send a linux command like "ls" for example(that can be done)
- Validate the results of the "ls"

Thank you and continue your good work, really impressed with this tool so far (testing mainly on Flex technology) as opposed to QTP :wink:


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Re: Ranorex 3.0 validation and console applications (ex:Putty)

Post by Support Team » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:44 pm


have a look at following link which might help you validating the results of 'ls':
http://www.ranorex.com/forum/getting-te ... -t454.html

The problem of console windows is, that a console window is only recognized as form without any deeper structure of the content. So you can pass keystrokes into this form but do not have deeper object recognition.

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